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who rides the Eccentric ENO hub

Old 10-26-05, 10:57 AM
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who rides the Eccentric ENO hub

i want one.. who sells them?


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Old 10-26-05, 11:04 AM
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i have one. like it. the owner of the LBS i go to just competed this weekend on a SS mountain bike running one of those and loves it as well. I'd say go for it, I know harris cyclery has them.
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Old 10-26-05, 11:05 AM
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ohh yeah, the only thing you need to make sure is that if you get the road version, and you have really beefy, thick dropouts, you'll need to order it with longer bolts. If you use the stock ones they're not long enough and when cranking down in those titanium ends will strip the end of the screw's threads.
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Old 10-26-05, 11:12 AM
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im putting it on my mtb for the winter
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Old 10-26-05, 11:15 AM
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I just finished my wheel set with the Eno Eccen. for my Cinelli Aliante frame conv. It is gonna be hot when I finish it I have a full report and pics when complete.

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On a road racing frame with tight tire clearance like mine you might run into issues with brake bridge clearance of the tire due to the elliptical swing of the wheel when you set chain tension so tire size gearing/chain length is critical. We shall see.
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Old 10-26-05, 11:50 AM
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how much did a total wheel build cost this thing is alot off cash
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Old 10-26-05, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by cabana 4 life
how much did a total wheel build cost this thing is alot off cash
I get a pretty fair discount at my LBS and obviously this depends on your choice of rim and so on.

My build.

WI Eno Ecc. Hub 32H 130mm / WI Racer X front hub 32H (they match nicely) laced to Open Pro's with Stainless 14 gauge spokes, 3 cross. Cost $300 built. I priced this build elsewhere months ago for over $400 ... boo.
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Originally Posted by rithem
On a road racing frame with tight tire clearance like mine you might run into issues with brake bridge clearance of the tire due to the elliptical swing of the wheel when you set chain tension so tire size gearing/chain length is critical. We shall see.
Couldn't you just swing the wheel so it is below the dropout, instead of above it? This would also give you a little higher bb, decreasing pedal strike.
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Originally Posted by Aeroplane
Couldn't you just swing the wheel so it is below the dropout, instead of above it? This would also give you a little higher bb, decreasing pedal strike.
yeah you could do that ... only your chain wouldn't be tight, rendering your bike useless.

From WI web site:

The simplest way to adjust the chain tension is to situate the bike in a normal upright ready to ride position. When the wheels touch the ground the rear wheel will rotate up and back thereby tensioning the chain. At this point you need to tighten down the bolts on either side of the hub. Apply a good amount of force. Using a light hand will only result in the hub slipping during a ride.
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Old 10-26-05, 01:09 PM
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Check this as well for more info:

https://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?..._eccentric_hub
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I have one and love it. It's been on 3 or 4 bikes now. Superbly designed and the quality is second to none.
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I've got one on my Cannondale and love it. Yes there are clearance problems with the brake bridge and with the chainstays, but with the eccentric hub there are always two correct positions for chain tension. One above and one below the axle. I've never had a problem getting one of them to work. It's a little pricey but IMO it's worth it. I loved that frame and hated to see it wasted.
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Originally Posted by cabana 4 life
i want one.. who sells them?


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The best price/build I found was from WebCyclery: Eccentric ENO hub, Mavic 717 mtb rim, DT 14g spokes, built for $240. Todd is a super nice guy, and the wheel is terrific. See their page here:
https://www.webcyclery.com/product.ph...02&cat=0&page=

Prior to ordering online, I did check a couple of Bay Area shops...one never called me back, and the other quoted a ridiculous price of $250 just for the hub.
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Old 10-26-05, 06:03 PM
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Built mine up Friday for the old hardtail. The maiden voyage went off without a hassle this past weekend. Looking forward to the snow and crappy weather.
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Hubjub (www.hubjub.co.uk) has them, but since they're in Britain you'd be paying to ship it twice, which is a bit dumb. But for anyone in Europe they're the place to go.

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Originally Posted by sbornia
Todd is a super nice guy, and the wheel is terrific.
Search all you want, Webcyclery has one of the lowest retail prices on those. If your looking for a wheelset, you should price all the components, not just the hub. I got the 36H w/ Sun RhynoLites, locally built, super bomber wheels. Tensioning and brake adjustment is a bit tricky, but with the addition of a half-link, you can really dial things in. If your into neat gizmos, the ENO hub is an engineering marvel in its simplicity.
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Old 10-28-05, 03:22 PM
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I'll chime in: that hub kicks ass. I want one for the SS MTB. The one on the fixie convert is good stuff, to say the least. As others have said, clearance issues are super easy to get around.
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Old 10-28-05, 03:28 PM
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i think ill email tony from iro. he has a wheelset i want maybe he can help me out.
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Let us know what you hear from Tony. I'd like one of these for SS mountain bike conversion.
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